Discover an exceptionally delicious flavor that combines baked tender chicken meat, juicy tomato glaze with creamy mozzarella. In an hour, you will have a perfect main dish that can satisfy the most demanding connoisseur. Moreover, you won’t believe how easy is this recipe to make at home!

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The Classic Trio – tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil – is the reason why this baked chicken recipe is named Caprese. As the famous Italian salad recipe has this name. If you are no familiar with the recipe, you can check it out by following the link.

Another constant ingredient that accompanies tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella is balsamic vinegar. I planned to use it in the recipe for making juicy glazing but unfortunately, I inconveniently ran out of it. Therefore, I was left to improvise and as a result, you have this recipe Tomato Basil Chicken with Mozzarella in Soy sauce marinade.

As chicken breast becomes dry almost whenever cooked. In this recipe, we will be using some tricks to make cooked fillets juicy and tender. The first one is marinating. Let the chicken sit in the marinade at least 30 minutes before baking. The second trick is to use certain ingredients: juicy vegetables/fruits and some types of cheese, in particular tomatoes and mozzarella.

This dish is perfect. Easy enough to make, has exceptionally common ingredients, can be served alone or with a side dish.

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Ingredients for Caprese Chicken:

Ingredients for Caprese Chicken

  • 500 g chicken fillet;
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes;
  • 150 g mozzarella cheese;
  • Fresh basil;
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Chicken Marinade Ingredients:

  • 100 ml soy sauce;
  • 100 ml tomato sauce;
  • ½ lemon.

How to bake chicken breast with tomato, basil, and mozzarella at home:

  • Let`s combine ingredients for the marinade first. Mix soy sauce, freshly squeezed juice of half of the lemon with tomato paste in a deep bowl until well combined.

Combine ingredients for marinade in a bowl

  • Marinate chicken breast for 30 minutes in the mixture.

Marinate chicken fillets for 30 minutes

  • Cut cherry tomatoes into four parts. I had baby mozzarella and decided to cut it in the same way.

Cut tomatoes and cheese into pieces

  • Rinse basil leaves under running water. Cut them into small pieces. Combine with mozzarella and tomato slice in a separate bowl.

Put sliced tomatoes cheese basil in a bowl

  • Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. If you prefer using any other dry herbs, do not be shy. Simply add them to the mixture. However, I tend to stick to classics.

Mix

  • Take chicken fillet out of the marinade and place it in a casserole or any other baking tray of your choice.

Place marinated fillets in a baking tray

  • Place the mixture of tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella over the marinated chicken fillets.

Top chicken fillets with mixture of vegetables basil and mozzarella

  • Bake for 30-35 minutes in a preheated oven at 350ºF/180°C.

Bake for 30 minutes

  • Let Caprese chicken breasts cool down a bit before serving. Enjoy your meal!

Enjoy!

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Baked Caprese Chicken Recipe

I am certain that you will like my spin on this Classic Caprese Chicken Recipe, appreciate the changes, and how they influenced the overall flavor of the dish. You can leave chicken breasts to marinate for as long as you need, even overnight. Another tip will be to find the mozzarella on the market. I hope that this goes without saying that the better quality of the ingredients the tastier dish you will have.

Caprese Chicken Recipe – Baked Tomato Basil Chicken with Mozzarella

Learn how you can bake chicken breasts with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Chicken recipes, Main Dish
Cuisine: European
Keyword: baked chicken breasts, Caprese chicken recipe, mozzarella tomato basil chicken, tomato basil chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 120kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 g chicken fillet
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes
  • 150 g mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chicken Marinade Ingredients

  • 100 ml soy sauce
  • 100 ml tomato sauce
  • ½ lemon

Instructions

  • Let`s combine ingredients for the marinade first. Mix soy sauce, freshly squeezed juice of half of the lemon with tomato paste in a deep bowl until well combined.
  • Marinate chicken breast for 30 minutes in the mixture.
  • Cut cherry tomatoes into four parts. I had baby mozzarella and decided to cut it in the same way.
  • Rinse basil leaves under running water. Cut them into small pieces. Combine with mozzarella and tomato slice in a separate bowl.
  • Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. If you prefer using any other dry herbs, do not be shy. Simply add them to the mixture. However, I tend to stick to classics.
  • Take chicken fillet out of the marinade and place it in a casserole or any other baking tray of your choice.
  • Place the mixture of tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella over the marinated chicken fillets.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes in a preheated oven at 350ºF/180°C.
  • Let Caprese chicken breasts cool down a bit before serving. Enjoy your meal!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

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